Updated COVID Cases and Protocols Concord Middle School

March 14, 2022

Dear Families:

As of this email, the Peabody building of Concord Middle School had 18 students and 1 adult test positive since yesterday.  There are NO new cases at Sanborn.

As best as we can tell, exposure occurred at school and at the community event on Saturday night, which possibly served as a contributing factor.  Either way, we ask that everyone carefully attend to symptoms this week at all schools since it is impossible to determine exposure sites definitively.

We consulted with the local health officials and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education late this afternoon.  Given those discussions, the following protocols are in place and will be reviewed as the week continues:

  • All grade 6 students and staff attending Peabody will mask for the remainder of the week.
  • All Concord Middle School students will mask on the buses for the remainder of the week.
  • A reminder that anyone symptomatic should get tested and stay at home until symptoms subside.
  • We encourage everyone to participate in pool testing and engage in the at home antigen testing program, which can be used before Friday if symptoms develop.  We will likely repeat pool testing at Peabody later in the week.

The COVID Dashboard remains active and indicates the currently very low case counts at all of the other schools right now.

We will continue to provide updates as we have them, and thank you for your cooperation in what appears to be this newest phase of the pandemic.